Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.
Jesse Hogan and Rohan Connolly Coaches proving themselves more amenable than players to AFL's rationale for, and implementation of, stringent rules to dissuade high contact during bumps.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
Rohan Connolly History suggests teams that are 0-2 now can't count on September glory.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Rohan Connolly On the back of reaching the finals this year - and with a third altitude training camp under their belts - the Kangaroos are looking forward to 2013.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne supporters are used to having their faith tested on several levels.
Rohan Connolly We're approaching the business end of the season, and while we'd like to concentrate on the footy and the final eight, there are a few too many off-field distractions.
Rohan Connolly If North does make it to the finals, Drew Petrie would have been in no small way responsible.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and North Melbourne don't boast one of the AFL's highest-profile rivalries.
Rohan Connolly Only a brave pundit would have predicted result would be known only after final siren.
Rohan Connolly For a couple of years now, North Melbourne has been the ultimate definition of the mid-table team. Not only have the Roos finished ninth, but consistently beaten the teams below them, only to...
Rohan Connolly ''No Ablett, no Gold Coast.'' An easy line, but a pretty accurate one at the moment.